Bayer Will No Longer Sell Controversial Essure Birth Control

Bayer announced Friday that it will no longer sell a controversial, permanent form of birth control that thousands of women say led to serious complications. Essure, a non-surgical sterilization device that is inserted into the fallopian tubes and prevents pregnancy by producing scar tissue that blocks sperm from fertilizing eggs, will no longer be available […]

Bayer Will Stop Selling Essure Birth Control Implants

Bayer announced on Friday that it would discontinue sales of its controversial Essure birth control implant by the end of the year. The device has been problematic for years, prompting lawsuits from thousands of women who claim the metal implant caused severe injuries, including perforation of the uterus and the fallopian tubes. In April, after […]

Do French Kids Get ADHD? Yes

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has become an increasing commonplace childhood malady, affecting somewhere between 5 to 9 percent of American children ever year. Back in 2012, a blog was written claiming it explained the reason “Why French Kids Don’t Have ADHD.” In the article, Dr. Marilyn Wedge made the astonishing claim that while American […]

Turning Vacant Lots Into Green Spaces Can Improve Mental Health

Researchers have long touted the mood-boosting effects of green space and spending time outdoors — and a new study emphasizes just how much of an impact your environment can have on your mental health. The paper, published Friday in JAMA Network Open, found an association between urban restoration efforts in Philadelphia and the mental health […]

Low-Dose Aspirin May Help Against Ovarian Cancer

“This study gives us a new perspective on whether aspirin and non-aspirin NSAIDs can impact cancer risk. Not only does it look at ovarian cancer, which hasn’t been studied before, our sample size is three-quarter of a million women who were followed for several decades,” Shelley Tworoger, senior study author and associate center director for […]

Best Beach Gear for a Stress-Free Vacation

I’ve been traveling to the beach with kids for about 12 years now, and have gone from stressed out mom of one, to a relatively stress-free mom of six on these beach vacations. Since there are so many health benefits of the beach it can be a great place to visit and relax, but as a […]

Best of Our Blogs: July 20, 2018

Whether physical or mental, illness can definitely set you back. If it’s chronic, you might question your ability to carry the weight of it. You might wonder how you’ll manage it now and for the rest of your life. What’s brought hope in my own life is knowing we’re all in this together. Everyone struggles […]

Doctors Raise Alarm About Shortages Of Pain Medications : NPR

A pharmacy technician prepares syringes containing Fentanyl in the sterile medicines area of the inpatient pharmacy at the University of Utah Hospital, in Salt Lake City. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption toggle caption Rick Bowmer/AP A pharmacy technician prepares syringes containing Fentanyl in the sterile medicines area of the inpatient pharmacy at the University of Utah […]